These beauty hacks are game-changing!
It’s no secret that K-Pop idols have some of the most demanding jobs (and best beauty hacks) in the entertainment industry. Work-life balance is hard to come by, and it takes years of grit and commitment to get to their much-awaited debut!
Taking time away from their ridiculously busy schedules is a must, not to mention that beauty is already deeply ingrained in Korean culture. These idols may endorse the biggest Korean and global beauty brands—like BLACKPINK’s Rosé for YSL Beauty, Jisoo for Dior Makeup and Lisa for MAC Cosmetics—but they also have practical beauty hacks we can take pointers from.
Beauty Hacks from Kim Tae-hyung or V of BTS
To keep properly hydrated especially during a long-haul flight—with airplanes providing the perfect environment to lose moisture—take pointers from BTS’ Kim Tae-hyung or V. He soaks cotton pads with toner, applies it on his face, letting it stay for a few minutes for that much needed hydration. The SON & PARK Beauty Water, a cleanser-toner hybrid, is a top favorite among Korean celebrities and their make-up artists. Easily decant this multi-step product in a bottle spray for travel, or get one in mini size!
Son & Park Beauty Water (P1,120)
If you need an instant drink of hydration, why not try a sheet mask, too? And while we’re on the subject, drinking water and staying away from sugary and caffeinated beverages is a must, especially during flights that exceed three to four hours! We’re loving the Leaders Amino Moisture Mask for a fresh-faced glow.
Leaders Amino Moisture Mask (P99/set of 2)
Ever heard of the 4-2-4 Method? It’s a buzzy cleansing method that the biggest K-pop stars swear by, which begins with a 4-minute face oil massage, followed by a 2-minute cleansing massage and, lastly, a complete rinse. It may not be for lazy days because it’s time-consuming, but for idols, they take their skincare routines seriously, especially after a long day of wearing makeup! Former Miss A member, Bae Suzy, swears by this method.
Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm (from P545 to P1,395)
Need some recommendations for the 4-2-4 Method? Why not try the best selling Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm as your oil cleanser, and pair it with your favorite cleanser? For a local pick, we can’t get enough of the Issy & Co. Cleansing Butter.
JooE of Momoland
Did you know that a simple change in how you apply skincare products can actually make such a huge difference? Do it like how JooE of Momoland does it, with her “ring finger method.” Using your ring finger to apply your eye cream, especially on the most delicate areas of your face, is a game-changer. This also helps lessen the appearance of wrinkles! We’ve been loving the Laneige Perfect Renew Eye Serum EX for this simple technique, and we hope you do, too!
Laneige Perfect Renew Eye Serum EX (P2,650)
To make sure that your face is thoroughly cleansed after a long day, especially on the rare occasions you go out, try the triple-cleanse method, which singer-dance Chungha follows religiously. This requires a lip or eye make-up remover, an oil-based cleanser and a foam cleanser! It whisks off all impurities and leftover debris, including sunscreen. Need more convincing? It also helps fight off acne!
We’re sure you learned a thing, or two, from these idols and their beauty routines. PSA: You don’t have to break the bank! Have some beauty hacks of your own? Leave them in the comments below!
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver